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Cool for You
Cool for You | Eileen Myles
6 posts | 5 read | 4 to read
Cool for Yous tough-girl narrator wants to be an astronaut. Instead, she becomes a poet and journeys through a series of low-end schools, pathetic jobs, and unmade beds. Schooled by mean and memorable Catholic nuns, this tomboy heroine stumbles and dreams her way through the painful corridors of family, early sexual encounters, and an eye-opening series of jobs caring for the sick and insane--the abandoned wards of the state. This is a book hell-bent on telling the truth about poor women, and how they do (and do not) get out of the hands of their families and the state. Without artifice or pseudonym, protagonist Eileen Myles boldly sets down a rich and graphic account of female experience in this world.
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Bertha_Mason
Cool for You | Eileen Myles
Bailedbailed

Pedo shit. Nope. We're done here. 😷🤢

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Bertha_Mason
Cool for You | Eileen Myles

"I wanted to go home, where I had never been."
Mood.

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shawnmooney
Cool for You | Eileen Myles
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Bailedbailed

Too experimentally rambling for my tastes. Some crisp, introspective prose, though. Abandoned a quarter of the way in.

saresmoore The cover is pretty terrible. 13mo
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shawnmooney
Cool for You | Eileen Myles
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readordierachel That's a fabulous picture ! 13mo
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eringreeno
Cool for You | Eileen Myles
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Pickpick

My first Eileen Myles book, picked up at my favourite bookstore in LES Manhattan (Bluestockings). Eileen Myles‘ voice is both elegant and raw, mucky and sweet, a hard candy soaked in salt. I can‘t wait to dive deeper into her work.

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shawnmooney
Cool for You | Eileen Myles
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This lesbian novel was the third one in the package of literary goodies from @Lindy - how lucky am I?

Lindy The figurine next to the book looks very happy. 😀 2y
batsy These are some very cool books from the very cool @Lindy! 2y
shawnmooney @batsy Aren't they? I've got my reading cut out for me! 😻 2y
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